Atlanta Motor Speedway opens campgrounds for evacuees

- South Floridians are fleeing the path of Irma this week, but many may not have an exact destination in mind. 

If that's you or someone you know, train that GPS on Atlanta Motor Speedway. 

A place where NASCAR typically rains king will become a campground for those displaced by Hurricane Irma beginning September 7. 

Atlanta Motor Speedway announced Wednesday its camping facilities would be open free of charge for evacuees seeking temporary refuge. 

AMS says its facility is equipped to handle thousands of campers and will open for RV and tent campers. 

The Speedway will also open its Rinnai Shower Station camper bath house and provide free access to hot showers and restrooms. 

The Speedway posted the following information on its website.

Those interested in RV or tent camping at Atlanta Motor Speedway should enter the facility at Entrance "E" off GA Highway 19/41. The Unreserved Campgrounds will be on the left. From I-75 and GA Highway 20, campers should see signs to AMS and follow Lower Woolsey road to Entrance "H" and the Speedway Credential Building. Make a right into Speedway property and then another immediate right onto Richard Petty Boulevard. Follow Richard Petty Boulevard and turn left into Entrance "G". The campgrounds will be on the right. Visit here for a detailed map.

For on-site assistance or directions, visit the ticket office/gift store building. Atlanta Motor Speedway is located approximately 25 miles south of Atlanta on GA Highway 19/41 and approximately eight miles west of I-75 off of GA Highway 20.

For more information, contact Atlanta Motor Speedway at (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

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